medical tourism

Jamaica Looks to Diaspora in Developing Health Tourism Sector

 Above: Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government is looking to the country’s Diaspora as it seeks to develop a health tourism sector on the island, according to Minister of State Arnaldo Brown. Health is “one of the …

Op-Ed: Medical Tourism in the Caribbean

 By J Frederick EmertOp-Ed Contributor ACCORDING TO the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in 2011, the total impact of the medical tourism industry contributed 9 percent of global GDP (over $6 trillion USD) and accounted for 255 million jobs. …

British Virgin Islands Looks to Puerto Rico to Expand Health Care Services

 Above: a HIMA hospital in Puerto Rico By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is looking to Puerto Rico broaden the range of health care services delivered in the territory, according to the Ministry of Health and Social …

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 By Alexander Britell Dr Saphire Longmore is the Jamaica Labour Party candidate for Eastern St Andrew in the upcoming election in the country Dec. 29. Longmore, who recently completed her MD in psychiatry, is also a former Miss Jamaica Universe …

 Reginald Budhan, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce Jamaica intends to enter the multibillion-dollar medical tourism market, although at this time it lacks the required facilities to do so. One investor, however, the Hospiten Group, is …